As the calendar flips to July, August, and September, a magical transformation takes place in Central Oregon. Bend becomes a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a plethora of exciting activities to satisfy your thirst for adventure while keeping you active and engaged. 

An active lifestyle means embracing physical activity throughout the day, and Central Oregon provides the perfect environment for it. Whether it’s biking, cycling, hiking, fly-fishing, standup paddle-boarding, rock climbing, rafting, or golfing, every moment spent in motion contributes to an active way of life. Engaging in physical activity is the key to unlocking a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle, setting it apart from sedentary activities like reading a book. 

The benefits of an active lifestyle are numerous and impactful. By staying active, you not only quench your thirst for adventure but also prevent and manage various health conditions. Regular physical activity enhances your overall well-being, boosts cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles and bones, and improves mental clarity and emotional well-being. 

With our abundance of outdoor adventures here in Bend, we have the perfect backdrop for an active and fulfilling summer. Immerse yourself in the thrill of biking along scenic trails, feel the wind in your hair as you cycle through picturesque landscapes, and conquer the trails on exhilarating hikes. For those who seek tranquility and a connection with nature, the art of fly-fishing awaits you, providing moments of serenity amidst the stunning surroundings. Embrace the challenge of standup paddle-boarding, testing your balance and strength on the Deschutes River. If you’re craving an adrenaline rush, head out to Smith Rock to take on the rugged cliffs and conquer rock climbing. For those seeking a leisurely yet engaging activity, Bend offers picturesque golf courses where you can perfect your swing while enjoying the breathtaking views. 

Person biking in Bend Oregon among pine trees

Benefits of Staying Active This Summer:  

  • Improve your memory and brain function (all age groups). 
  • Protect against many chronic diseases. 
  • Aid in weight management. 
  • Lower blood pressure and improve heart health. 
  • Improve your quality of sleep. 
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. 
  • Combat cancer-related fatigue. 
  • Improve joint pain and stiffness. 
  • Maintain muscle strength and balance  

How Chiropractic Care Can Support an Active Lifestyle in Summer

While a healthy lifestyle encompasses aspects like diet and exercise, the potential health benefits of seeking chiropractic care often go unnoticed. Chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system, offering valuable insights on proper body alignment, stress and tension management, and injury prevention related to muscles and bones. It’s crucial to prioritize your musculoskeletal health. By harnessing the skillset of a chiropractor, you can maximize the benefits of your active lifestyle and maintain overall well-being. So, whether you’re an athlete or simply someone who enjoys hiking green lakes, mountain biking at Phils Trails, or Yoga at Drake Park consider the advantages of incorporating chiropractic care into your routine. Together with your chiropractor, you can optimize your body alignment, manage stress and tension, and prevent injuries, allowing you to fully embrace the joy and vitality of your active summer adventures. 

Girl getting a neck adjustment

Chiropractic care places a primary focus on the central nervous system, adopting a comprehensive approach to overall health. One of the significant benefits of chiropractic care lies in its ability to enhance the well-being of your neck and back. By addressing the health of these areas, chiropractic care promotes optimal functioning and comfort. Moreover, chiropractic care extends its positive impact beyond the neck and back by supporting your immune system. When the spine is free from joint restrictions and dysfunction, it becomes more adept at warding off germs and illnesses. Stiffness and tightness in the body can discourage physical movement, hindering an active lifestyle. However, chiropractic treatment plays a pivotal role in improving flexibility, mobility, and range of motion. This, in turn, motivates individuals to engage in more physical activity and maintain an active lifestyle. By reducing joint restrictions, chiropractic care empowers individuals to experience the benefits of increased movement and vitality.   

Here are a few summer health tips to consider: 

  • Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, stretch, and take a nap if you need it. 
  • Warm up your body before engaging in hiking, biking, or swimming. 
  • Wear a lightweight layer of comfortable clothing during the daytime and warm clothing as the evening progresses. 
  • Choose lightweight backpacks with just the essentials to avoid straining or tiring your muscles. 
  • Boost your energy levels with healthy snacks while hiking or on trips. Load up on salads, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins if you’re stopping by a summer barbecue. 
  • Remember to take frequent breaks while traveling and periodically stretch your legs. 

Don’t let back pain dampen your summer activities! At Point Chiropractic, we specialize in preventing injuries that could disrupt your summer fun. During your initial appointment, we will thoroughly assess your spinal health and pain levels while taking into account your medical history. Based on this evaluation, our experienced chiropractors will create a personalized treatment plan designed specifically to address your unique needs, providing you with the relief you seek.

Take the first step toward a healthier, pain-free life by scheduling your appointment with Point Chiropractic today. Trust us to be your partners in health, every step of the way. 

We accept same-day appointments and walk-ins! 

929 SW Simpson Avenue, Ste. 140
Bend, OR 97702